NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Rabbits are very delicate and a big responsibility.
Jennie Hoyt and Jessica Swanson with the New Hanover County Rabbit Rescue joined us on WECT News First at Four to talk about the fate of most rabbits that families get for Easter.
A majority that start out as Easter presents end up abandoned at shelters.
Some owners think it's alright to "set them free" into the wild but Hoyt explained they're likely to die by becoming food for other wildlife.
Hoyt warns rabbits are also expensive pets, in that spay or neutering them can cost up to $300.
Indoor rabbits can live 7-10 years.